Illegal logging is a major driver of forest degradation. It fosters vicious cycles of corruption and elite capture, harming the economies of tropical timber-producer countries, and depriving governments from much-needed revenues that should benefit all citizens. However, Illegal logging is not a straightforward issue. Behind this simple narrative hide difficult questions, like a Russian nesting doll containing layers within layers.
Topic: logging, deforestation, traditional technology, indigenous knowledge, timber trade
Publisher: Bogor, Indonesia, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Publication Year: 2019